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ZombieZoo
11-27-2012, 4:30 PM
Like that MoonClip ready S&W 8 shot 357....

or a gun that has been milled.

Does that mean you now need to have a clip or the brass may blow out or deform, or does the brass stand up to the little gap if you go clipless?

Is there any type of clip you can use to make a clip milled gun back to normal?

Oceanbob
11-27-2012, 4:52 PM
Most moon clips hold the case in position.

jessegpresley
11-27-2012, 5:45 PM
You don't need moon clips to shoot a gun cut for them.

anothergunnut
11-27-2012, 10:05 PM
You don't need them in a S&W 627 Pro. They are popular in competition shooting because they are quick to reload particularly in short cartridges like 45ACP.

ZombieZoo
11-28-2012, 12:21 PM
Next question, if the gun can be used without them, why don't manufactures machine all revolvers for them?

Seems like the sort of thing that wouldn't cost them $2 while they got the cylinder in the big CAM machine doing other stuff, but to have it done later is major bucks and big PIA and maybe the guy doing it will screw it up and you will spend more time figuring that out, etc, etc.

paul0660
11-28-2012, 12:25 PM
why don't manufactures machine all revolvers for them?

What calibers are you talking about?

jessegpresley
11-28-2012, 4:18 PM
They don't do it because it costs money to do. That's the reason for most things.